Lands End Trail is a 3.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near San Francisco, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Lands End Trail explores the historic Sutro Baths and offers brilliant view of the Pacific. A must see for any visitor to San Francisco. Lands End is the wildest, rockiest corner of San Francisco, a corner strewn with shipwrecks and a history of landslides. At the tip of Lands End is Point Lobos, named by the Spanish for its many lobos marinos (sea wolves); the barks of those sea lions, as they are called today, drifted up from the rocks below. The sea lions have since relocated to the calmer waters of San Francisco Bay. Trails at Lands End offer a cliff-top walk through dark cypress and open grass and 30-mile views up and down the California coast. The craggy headlands that border the Golden Gate have always challenged developers. The rocky exposed bluffs, often windswept and cloaked in fog, have hampered attempts to tame this corner of San Francisco. Despite the terrain, this section of the Coastal Trail was once a railroad bed, and the adjacent street, El Camino del Mark, once extended through Lands End. The two roads led to the Cliff House, Sutro Baths and Ocean Beach. Landslides eventually closed both routes.
Lands End is a cute little hike. Maybe a good 4 miles all around. You're basically walking along Ocean Beach towards the cliff side. The hike is fairly easy, short. There are stairways that will possibly get you tired but past the stairways and the rest is easy.
Great views. Dogs on leash allowed. Lots of people. Parking was easier by the museum than the visitors center.
Amazing views of the Pacific Ocean. Wildlife was present. Went on a Sunday Afternoon and was not too busy. Great views of Golden Gate. This is a must if you are in the bay area.
My all-time favorite spot for hiking in San Francisco! The view of Golden Gate Bridge is amazing. Make your way down to Mile Rock Beach. Make sure to pass the labyrinth on your way down! The way down to the labyrinth is a bit steep, so do be careful! You can potentially hike all the way to Sutro Baths, but that would take a couple of hours. Only come on sunny days! You will see nothing on a typical, foggy day in San Francisco. There are 2 parking lots you can park at.